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Gold Star Families Memorial Monument unveiled in Perrysburg

May 26 2022
NBC 24

PERRYSBURG, Ohio — Riverside Park is home to a new Gold Star Families Memorial Monument.

Families of late heroes originally broke ground at the installation site in October 2019 for the project which has been funded by private donations.

The monument is up in time for Memorial Day as an ever-present reminder of those who made the ultimate sacrifice.

"For all of the Gold Star Families in this area, what I think is incredible about this monument is that northwest Ohio is showing that they don't forget about the families of the fallen or our fallen," said Perrysburg resident Veronica Mora, a Gold Star wife and chair of the GSFMM northwest Ohio committee.

The piece is divided into four panels labeled homeland, sacrifice, family and patriot.

The structure is one of 96 completed Woody Williams Foundation-sponsored monuments in the U.S.